Media Releases

 

$5 million in additional funding for CWA to help drought-affected farmers

30 August 2018

Today’s announcement by Coles that more than $5 million is going to the Country Women’s Association to assist drought-affected farmers has been welcomed by the CWA of NSW...

Country NSW sick of second-class treatment when it comes to health care

27 August 2018

The widening gap between health care services in country communities and those in metropolitan centres is the focus of a major new campaign by the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW. Health care inequalities will be the focus of this year’s CWA of NSW Awareness Week, which launches on Saturday, September 1, with the organisation preparing to expose the increasing disparity between the city and the bush when it comes to health care access and affordability...

Government drought assistance package welcomed by CWA of NSW

30 July 2018

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW has welcomed today’s announcement from the NSW Government on further support for drought-affected farmers...

CWA of NSW to give $100,000 in grants to drought-affected farmers

3 July 2018

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW has announced $100,000 will be released from its Disaster Relief fund to help farm families in NSW struggling with worsening drought conditions...

 

Urgent call for action on drought, Murray-Darling Basin and homelessness gain wide support

 3 May 2018

This year’s Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales state conference in Armidale has heard some passionate debate around a raft of environmental, health and social issues, including an emergency motion on the worsening drought across much of the state...

Photo: The Hon John Barilaro MP speaking at the CWA of NSW Conference.

 

 

Plastic bags, deer and Murray-Darling Basin Plan on agenda for CWA conference

20 April 2018

Members from around the state will come together in Armidale next month for the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales’ annual conference....

Photo: CWA of NSW delegates at last year's conference

 

Country Women’s Association of NSW extends support to Tathra fire victims

27 March 2018

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales has today announced a commitment of $50,000 from its Disaster Relief fund to assist the victims of the bushfire that ravaged the community of Tathra...

 

It’s show time for CWA’s five-star catering marathon

20 March 2018

It was a record-breaking year for the CWA of NSW last year when they sold more than 50,000 scones at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, and the challenge is on again as members from all corners of the state come together for the ultimate catering challenge.

The CWA tea room is a favourite rest and refreshment spot for the enormous crowds that flood the Sydney Showground each year at Easter for the ultimate show experience, and in 2017 the iconic site marked its 70th anniversary....

Photo: CWA members at the CWA Tea Room.

CWA calls for greater support for regional and rural families

24 August 2017

The Country Women’s Association of NSW has announced a major campaign championing women and families living in regional and rural New South Wales as part of its annual Awareness Week, launching on Saturday 2nd September. The CWA is calling for greater support across a number of key issues, and partnering with other organisations to deliver support and resources...

 

CWA comes together to debate policy for 95th time

11 May 2017

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales will come together for its annual conference from 22-25th May this year for the 95th time. The largest women’s organisation in Australia, since 1922 the CWA has been working to improve the living conditions and welfare of women and families...

Photo 1: CWA of NSW President Annette Turner preparing for the 2017 State Conference
Photo 2: Delegates at last year’s conference in Cowra
Motions (agenda) & program

Country Women’s Association of NSW celebrates 70 years of service at Sydney Royal Easter Show

10 April 2017

The organisation is about much more than tea and scones, but this week, members from across the State are delighted to be up to their elbows in more than two and a half tonnes of flour as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW’s tea room at the Sydney Royal Easter Show...

 

CWA of NSW urges farming families to prioritise quad bike safety

20 March 2017

The Country Women’s Association of NSW President Annette Turner has urged farming families to prioritise quad bike safety, with a staggering 111 people across Australia losing their lives since 2011 in quad bike accidents1, with 29 of these incidents occurring in NSW. Thousands more have been injured....

 

Country Women’s Association of NSW and Dunedoo community join forces to support Sir Ivan fire victims

16 February 2017

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales has today announced a commitment of up to $50,000 from its Disaster Relief fund, to assist the victims of the Sir Ivan fire with their immediate needs. The CWA also formed a committee with the community of Dunedoo yesterday to manage the many generous offers of assistance that are rolling in for people affected by fire...

 

CWA of NSW celebrates International Day of Rural Women with global leadership appointments

10 October 2016

As the United Nations (UN) International Day of Rural Women (15th October) draws near, the CWA of NSW is celebrating the appointment of two of its members to global and regional leadership roles, highlighting the breadth of talent of women in regional and rural Australia...

Image: CWA taking the lead at the Associated Country Women of the World conference in the United Kingdom. L-R CWA of NSW's Annette Turner and Ruth Shanks, CWA of Australia's Dorothy Coombe and CWA of NSW's Gail Commens.

 

CWA calls on improved connectivity for rural and regional NSW

1 September 2016

The CWA of NSW has announced a major push for better connectivity in regional and rural areas as part of its annual Awareness Week campaign – using high profile voices to highlight the impact of the issue on mental health support, access to education and ability to run a business. 

 

CWA of NSW funds mobile Salvation Army drug-support pilot for Regional NSW
28 April 2016

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW has provided $277,874 in funding to The Salvation Army to provide mobile drug-support services in Western and North Western NSW.

CWA of NSW President Tanya Cameron said, “Alcohol and other drugs [AOD] have a horrifying impact on people, their families and communities...

IMAGE 1: CWA of NSW President Tanya Cameron (R) presents $277,874 to Salvation Army’s Gerard Byrne

IMAGE 2: L-R Salvation Army’s Gerard Byrne, Maj. Christine Martin and Lt. Mark Townsend with CWA of NSW State President Tanya Cameron and State Vice President Ruth Cargill.

 

 

 

Lively debate on the cards at 94th CWA annual conference
20 April 2016

For over ninety four years the Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) has been working to improve the living conditions of women and their families. The policy of the CWA is debated at its annual conference which this year will be held in the NSW central west town of Cowra...

Motions and program for the conference

Motions for debate at the annual conference as well as the program detailing each day.

 


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